CADENCE was founded after years of research into electrostatic transducers and hybrid speaker designs. In the early 90's, a revolutionary breakthrough was made: the hybrid electrostatic AMAYA (ES MK II) loudspeaker made its spectacular appearance. Following soon after this came the pentode- based hybrid valve amplifier, the VA-1.
Today, besides the AMAYA (ES MK II) and the VA-1, CADENCE has a flagship reference hybrid loudspeaker, the ARCA as well as an entry-level dynamic speaker, the DS.
CADENCE is a unique company in the hi-fi world. Its three founders have placed excellence above everything else. Ajay Shirke is an industrialist in Pune, India, and a serious audiophile. Mahendra Dave has the best respected music store in town. Shanti (Walter Schmid) is not only an electronics wizard but has a phenomenal musical ear. He is the genius behind the radically innovative designs. He had opted out of the commercial hi fi world and was working in private in Pune. The formation of CADENCE brought these talented individuals together. The three committed themselves to one simple motto: quality without any compromise. Which is another way of saying "absolute high end"!
Cadence's flagship reference speaker, Cadence is the pride of our stable of products. From its dazzling design, to the new standards in construction, the ARCA has set new benchmarks for hybrid loudspeakers.
Cadence's entry level dynamic loudspeaker. The DS incorporates many of the design breakthroughs from our research on hybrids.
CADENCE AMAYA (ES MK II) The CADENCE AMAYA (ES MK II) is the triumph of our vision over the barriers of the accepted. The result of seven years of research into the unknown.
ARITA (Sanskrit : Praised) The ARITA is the smallest loudspeaker in the Cadence range and is a compact bookshelf with a performance that defies its size. Precise imaging, sound staging, neutrality and above all musicality is made possible by the application of modern technology and materials. The Arita is available with acoustically designed stands as an option and is also designed for Home Theatre applications.
Electrostatic Loudspeakers: ANINA (Sanskrit : The small one) The Anina is a compact electrostatic Hybrid from Cadence, and uses a super fast Dynamic bass driver with the Cadence electrostatic Mid/High frequency unit. Designed for smaller listening areas, the ANINA is capable of producing the most epic musical sound scapes
This loudspeaker is the first of the new generation loudspeakers from the Cadence stable. Based on several technologies derived from the flagship Arca speaker, the AVITA is a highly evolved and refined loudspeaker and performs way above its class in every aspect. Transparency coupled with a wide frequency response, superb sound staging and neutrality combined with the new generation styling from Cadence makes the AVITA a speaker that cannot be outperformed. If there ever was a loudspeaker that could do every thing it is the AVITA
Cadence VA 1.0
The smooth, natural sound of the Cadence VA 1.0 is the result of Cadence's innovative hybrid approach. The best performance characteristics of vacuum tubes are enhanced by precise solid-state monitoring, and the whole is integrated into one harmonious instrument.
The VA 1.0 is the perfect complement for Cadence's hybrid electrostatic loudspeakers. THE CADENCE ES AND THE ARCA ARE THE ONLY ELECTROSTATIC LOUDSPEAKERS WHICH CAN BE EASILY DRIVEN BY VALVE AMPLIFIERS – THE AUDIOPHILE'S DREAM!
Pentode based Hybrid amplifier.
20 Watts Class A into 8 ohms.
10Hz - 40kHz (+-1dB).
Ouput Impedence @ 1kHz
100 milli ohms
Harmonic Distortion @ 1kHz/1Watt
Maximum Power Consumption
Solid Teak or Mahogany (plantation certified), Copper